It’s been public knowledge for some time that Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show in August, to be replaced by Trevor Noah, a handsome South African comic with a back catalog of wack Twitter jokes. Now we’ve got the first promo for Noah’s “new and sexy” Daily Show, and a premiere date: Sept. 28.
Worth noting: That’s just six months from Noah’s coronation as the new host to his first episode behind the desk. By way of comparison, Stephen Colbert is putting in nine months to develop his new “baby,” the Late Show, which arrives Sept. 8. Larry Wilmore, whose Nightly Show now holds down Colbert’s former time slot, also had nearly nine months to plan his show after it was announced in May 2014.
Manage your expectations accordingly.